PSN Terms and Conditions Changed – Gamesharing affected

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One of my favourite things about the PSN (Because yes, there ARE actually things I like about it) is Gamesharing. Slightly dubious – and not exactly endorsed by Sony is a feature that allows you to share PSN downloaded games with up to 4 friends. To be more correct I should says “used to allow you,” as Sony’s new PSN terms and conditions are making a few changes to the way Gamesharing works.

Previously, a single PSN account could be activated on up to 5 PS3’s – but that limit has been reduced to 3. As a result, PSN content can now only be shared amongst three machines, but it gets worse…

According to the new Terms of Service :

“Network Content, can only be accessed by one activated PlayStation®3 system per day and only by the account through which the Network Content was purchased. Network Content cannot be used on two different PlayStation®3 systems within a twenty-four (24) hour period.”

Looking at that wording, it seems like the era of Gamesharing may be coming to an end, at least where multiplayer is concerned – groups of friends can  no longer chip in to buy multiplayer PSN games to play together.

Interestingly, this seems to only affect European users at the moment – The new clauses are missing from the US terms of service. The South African Terms of Service page throws up a 404 error, but Google’s cache (From November 19) shows that very same 3 user limit, with a 24 hour period between use on different machines.

Have any of you noticed any changes in Gamesharing? Is everything working just fine, with the new wording just to cover Sony’s ass? Let us know!

Source : HaxNetwork

Last Updated: November 25, 2009

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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